More Presentations! 2019–2020

Design your own place-based, cross-disciplinary session (with Daniella Roze)
Classrooms to Communities: Connecting People, Place and Planet
October 25, 2019
UBC
More info here

Discovery Day Biology Lab Tour (with Christine Takhar)
Surrey Professional Development Day
November 8, 2019
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
More info here

Poetry Reading
White Rock & Surrey Writers’ Club
The Cecilia Lamont Literary Contest
7pm, November 20, 2020
White Rock Library

Poetry Circle
President’s Dream Colloquium event
November 29, 2019
W.A.C. Bennett Library Room 7100
Simon Fraser University
More info here

Where the Sidewalk Ends (with Michael Maser) – CANCELLED
President’s Dream Colloquium event
12-1:15pm (meet at Georgia & Denman bus stop, north-side)
December 4, 2019
Vancouver, BC
More info here

Poetry Reading (for Landscape|Interrupted Gallery Opening by Bad/Good)
President’s Dream Colloquium event
Conduit Gallery: 165 East Hastings
December 5, 2019, 7-9pm
More info here

Creative by nature: When art and science collide
KPU Arts Speaker Series
March 11, 2020, 1-2pm
Cedar Conference Center
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey, BC
More info here

Healing nature: Forest bathing and the wisdom of trees
KPU-Science World Speaker Series
June 9, 2020
Science World Vancouver
More info here

Recent Publications

Here are some of my recent publications, on varied topics including science education, experiential learning, poetic inquiry, and gentle empiricism.

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“Romanticism and Science Education: Nature as a Poem”
European Journal of Philosophy in Arts Education
Available to read and download here.

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“Science Education in the Key of Gentle Empiricism”
with Heesoon Bai
Chapter in 13 Questions: Reframing Education’s Conversation – Science
Available to buy here and here.

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“Ethical-ecological Holism in Science Pedagogy: In Honor of Sea Urchins”
with Heesoon Bai and Serenna Romanycia
Chapter in Animals and Science Education
Available to buy here and here.

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Poetic Inquiry Enchantment of Place - cover

 

“Poetic Pedagogy in Science Education”
Chapter in Poetic Inquiry: Enchantments of Place
Available to buy here and here.

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“Aristotle’s Lantern”
Poem in Refugium: Poems for the Pacific. 
Available to buy here and here.

 

Forgotten Forest

our Sri Lankan driver peers ahead
through a windshield wet with rainforest
each dip and potholed turn
throws my stomach to the butterflies
I scan the sleepy morning mist
a veil for verdant wisdom

my heart opens
to a wild, untamed touch
on foot, the terra cotta trail caresses
lined by leeches waving suckers
seeking the offspring of my marrow
our guide pulls from a magic pouch
salt to mask palpitating flesh

I Do

I commit
   to buy us a house
      with a magnificent mortgage

I shall work
   seven days a week
      to help pay the cleaning lady

I will take
   bank loans
      so we can holiday
         in the hill towns of Tuscany

I will earn
   the money we need
      to put the kids in daycare
         before their first birthday

I guarantee
   that 6:45 to 7 pm
      every second Sunday
         will be reserved for our time

I will hire
   a secretary
      so I never forget
         our anniversary

I sincerely vow
   in richness and in wealth
      to secure us
         a divorce